We think about the Ascension this week, that moment when Jesus returns to the Father and the ushering in and empowering of the Holy Spirit draws closer. If you can remember the days of when we were able to fly to foreign destinations for holidays, you will know the excitement at take off, or perhaps a fear or knotting of your stomach, as the plane roars down the runway and then lifts steeply and climbs into the air. There is often a collective sigh as it levels out, and then
We all seem to be waiting….
Waiting for the next set of restrictions to be lifted.
Waiting for our first or second vaccination.
Waiting for an opportunity to see family and friends.
Waiting for church to open without restriction so we can sing! All of the above are of course important things and worthwhile things to be waiting for. In the Bible waiting is also mentioned, as we wait for the wanderings in the desert to end, wait for the prophets to be heard and listened to, wa